Genetically Modified Foods Vs Gmo Food

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Tomatoes, soy, sugar, and cotton do not have much in common… or do they? All of these food items are all on a list that claims these are a part of the Top Ten GMO food. The WHO (World Health Organization) describes GMOs (genetically modified organisms) as “organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination” (Frequently Asked Par. 2). A movement has taken hold called the Non-GMO Project. The movement promotes the labeling of GM food and the consumption of non-GMO food rather than GM food. However, GM food have wormed their way into the pockets and plates of American citizens. Genetically modified organisms make up …show more content…
Since scientists are able to handpick which genes they want to transfer into the organism; this leads to scientists choosing to add more vitamin and nutrients’ genes into seeds which increases the nutritional value. A paper published by Samuel SM Sun, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, focuses on the nutritional value boost in crops that are examples of agricultural biotechnology. “Several molecular approaches have been attempted and developed to correct such deficiency, either by increasing the content of protein bound EAAs in crops… or by increasing the pool of a specific free EAA through metabolic engineering” (Sun Par. 4). With the projected nine billion people on the planet by 2050, many of those will be in developing countries. By the usage of GMOs, specifically ones modified with increased nutritional value, developing countries will be able to condense more nutrition into less food. This is important because developing countries have large percentages of malnourished citizens. The malnourishment is a problem that can be aided by GMO production. Even though some people disagree with the consumption of GMOs, they are in fact very helpful to consumers, farmers, America, and the

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